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Signal generator moves into the microwave range

September 22, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has added new frequency options to its analogue mid-range signal generator. The R&S SMB-B120/B120L and R&S SMB-B140/B140L options (L versions without step attenuator) enable the generator variations to cover the frequency range from 100kHz to 20GHz and …...

Wolfson power management technology selected by Armadeus

September 22, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Armadeus Systems has selected Wolfson’s WM8311 integrated power management subsystem to support its latest processor board, the APF51. Aimed at the industrial market, Armadeus Systems’ APF51 processor features a 800Mz Freescale i.MX51x processor, 64MB to 512MB Low Power Double Data...

Companies Look to Attain REACH Compliance Goal

September 22, 2011 7:17 am | by Charles LY WA HOI, SGS ( | Comments

With REACH now fully in force, companies are obliged to declare which Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) exceed 0,1% within their products.


Are You Attending Solar Decathlon This Year?

September 22, 2011 3:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This Friday marks the first day of Solar Decathlon 2011, an annual event that challenges collegiate teams - from the United States and around the world - to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.


HSPA/LTE accounts for 20% of all European PC broadband connections

September 21, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, HSPA/LTE accounted for 20.6% of the total number of broadband connections in Europe at the end of 2010. The number of HSPA/LTE mobile broadband subscribers (connected PCs and …

Distributor builds on European growth by opening two European bases

September 21, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Mouser has opened two new customer service centers in Stockholm, Sweden, and Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This news follows the opening of Mouser branches in Spain and the Czech Republic earlier this year. The company recently reported 2011 sales in Europe …

Serving the International Wireless Marketplace

September 21, 2011 7:53 am | by Donn Wilkins, VP Channel Management, Interop Technologies ( | Comments

We at Interop Technologies see almost endless opportunities in the international wireless market on both a product and a region basis.


New Trends in Learning Reflect a Changing Workforce

September 21, 2011 4:55 am | by Laurie Keyser Brunner, Senior Vice President of Global Client Services, ESI International,; Reprinted with permission of ESI International. Copyright 2011 | Comments

People are now the primary investment within organizations. As such, professional development initiatives must keep pace. Learning programs need to be more agile, adaptive and occur as quickly as possible to maximize the productivity of employees and adjust to a tech-savvy, global workforce with different learning styles. 


The Future of Concentrator PV

September 20, 2011 2:23 pm | Comments

Some of you may know the spectacular sight of solar farms in desert areas with hundreds of specialized PV panels that turn to the sun just like sunflowers do. These are concentrator PV panels: high-efficiency solar panels consisting of


Philips selects Nordic’s RF transceivers for its latest remote control

September 20, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Philips Home Control’s QWERTY keypad-equipped DUAL infrared/RF remote control is using Nordic Semiconductor’s RF technology. RF eliminates the need for IR’s line-of-sight access, allowing devices to be controlled in the presence of obstacles and even interior walls (up to a …...

Fujitsu and Fraunhofer IIS co-operate on nanometre technology

September 20, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) are facilitating the development of future-proof nanometre chips for their customers by exchanging expertise and granting mutual access to their IP pools. Research and development projects aimed at...

WVGA TFT LED backlight provides user brightness control

September 20, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Hitachi Europe’s Display Products Group has introduced a compact 8.0″ wide aspect ratio TFT display module. The TX20D28VM2BAB has a display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA), an integrated LVDS data interface and the company says it delivers excellent …

A Five-Step Guide to Creating a Great Tech Web Video

September 20, 2011 6:12 am | by Ian Snead, | Comments

What do you need to know to shoot, produce and share online videos that successfully promote your technology and products?


Solar Decathlon Technology Spotlight: Structural Insulated Panels

September 20, 2011 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Originally posted on the Solar Decathlon News Blog on September 19, 2011. View original post


Earthquake testing partnership strengthened

September 19, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The University of Bristol and TRaC, the testing and certification house, have formalised their partnership with the appointment of TRaC’s Chris Stone as an honorary consultant in the Department of Civil Engineering at Bristol University. The organisations together provide a …


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